New high-throughput technologies in biology have opened up exciting opportunities for numerate scientists to work in advanced areas of biological research (see excellent video here).
Our programme takes students from a variety of backgrounds (statistics, engineering, mathematics, computer science, biology, chemistry, physics) and gives them relevant courses during their PhD, tailored to their needs.
There are several projects available in different areas such as systems biology, statistics, cancer, signalling and infection.
Each project is jointly run by two supervisors, one with a background in modelling or computational analysis, and the other with an experimental research programme. The student is integrated into the research teams of both research groups.
Studentships are based primarily in Dublin (University College Dublin, with TCD and RCSI collaborators), and also in Galway (NUIG).
If you are interested in the Wellcome Trust funded Computational Infection Biology, please go here: http://bioinfo-casl.ucd.ie/cib/.